At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies


An opportunity for a nanny/housekeeper, can be live in or out based in Holland Park. Looking for someone who is seeking  a long term role and be part of the family, the current nanny has been there for four years and prior to that the other nanny was with the family for five.  Very nice people to work for.

If live-in, the accommodation comprises of a bedroom, ensuite and kitchenette although the candidate can use the main kitchen up to 7pm.

The family comprises of mother and son, mother works full time, the boy is 9 years old, he catches the school bus in the morning and is dropped off by bus at 4.30 every afternoon. The child has some after school activities which the candidate would be required to accompany him too.

Based in Holland Park the house is spread over five floors, housekeeping duties include laundry, changing beds, keeping the house clean and tidy, shopping is usually done on line any extra food shopping can be  bought locally in Holland Park, or Kensington High St.

Cooking is also a requirement the family like healthy, nicely prepared meals.

Work is from Monday to Friday, if living out the hours would be 9 – 7, if living in hours would differ to 7 – 7.  Fridays the finish time is usually around 5pm.

Italian speaking  (candidate does not have to be Italian) but be able to speak fluently as the boy has been taught Italian by his current Nanny and Mum would like him to keep it up. Car driver would be helpful but not essential.  To start asap.

£600 net per week

Hindu speaking Nanny – Live in – Belgravia, London

A residential nanny required to take charge of a two year old boy, this is not a sole charge role as the mother is around, there are two other children, and you should  be available to help with them on an ad hoc basis, another nanny is employed for them.

Five and a half day week, 7.30 to 7.30, must take care of all the child’s needs, taking him to play activities, feeding and preparing snacks, dressing and bedtime routine.

Cleaning his toys, Handling his washing and linen, organising supplies for him, preparing his bags for travel, cleaning playroom clean and tidy, working closely with mother.

Be prepared to travel with family, and work weekends.

Accommodation is a nice bedroom and shared bathroom with other nanny.

To start asap.


£650.00 net per week

Couple – H/K – Handyman/driver – Cotswolds

A couple are required to work for an American family of six who visit occasionally throughout the year, it is a base for a holiday home.

A beautifully interior designed home with stables and out houses and large grounds which are maintained by two gardeners.

The accommodation or the couple is a two bedroom property within the grounds.

They require a housekeeper, who will maintain the house to a high standard at all times, duties include doing the shopping, flower arranging, laundry whilst the family are in residence. Whilst they bring a chef with them for longer stays, the housekeeper would be required to do some cooking for the family in the chefs absence.

Handyman/outside maintenance is required, including jet spraying the terraces, cleaning the grates, and making sure that there is dry wood always available, general maintenance of the inside of the home, changing light bulbs etc.,  Care of the cars and making sure the tax and MOT are all up to date.  Also to walk two dogs and feed two pigs.

This is a rural post so driving is a must.

£850 net per week

Cook/Housekeeper – Kensington, London

A cook/housekeeper is required for a family based near Kensington Hi Street.  A fifty hour week working on a rota basis, other staff employed, including a chef who works from Monday to Friday.

The candidate would be required to do the cooking on the weekends when the chef is off, recipes and favourite dishes will be shown by the chef, so somebody who loves cooking is imperative.

The other three days are to carry out housekeeping alongside another housekeeper.  General housekeeping duties, including washing and ironing, wardrobe maintenance, and keeping the house clean to a high standard.

May be required to do travelling on short breaks, to Switzerland.

£35,000 per annum


Experience in domestic nanny/housekeeper role.  Must be good with children. Live in only, accommodation will be provided with own bedroom and shared bathroom in private off site staff flat.

Days of work 5.5 days including weekend work, must be flexible to take days off on rota basis.

Hours 9.30 – 9.30 pm appropriate breaks during day (2hour for lunch), can go back to flat for break.  Must be able to travel with family several times per year, so must either have British passport/EU passport or indefinite leave to remain.

Must be of smart appearance polite manner and can do service orientated attitude.  Must be excellent with laundry, ironing, hand wash delicates.  Must be able to work as part of a team and there are four other staff in the house.  A cook who live in, a nanny for the baby who lives in, a Housekeeper, lives in, and a male housekeeper who lives out.

Must be physically fit as it is a large house and requires a certain speed and agility to perform tasks requires.  ideally someone with no family ties in UK as it is a role where full flexibility is required.

Salary £550.00 net per week, all meals provided on duty, 20 days holiday per annum plus eight statutory bank holidays.  Government employer/employee pension scheme.  Uniform required and provided upon job offer.

House is on six floors and children aged 7yrs girl, and 4 years boy.  There is a 15 month old child but he has his own full time nanny.  As the two children are in school full time this role is housekeeping from 9.30 to 3 pm and then assisting with children from 3pm to 9.30 pm.  The role allows for several breaks during the day but is especially busy from 3pm to 8pm when the children are at home.  It is a formal household and everyone has their tasks clearly defined by an experienced House Manager who is responsible for the staff weekly rotes and duties assigned.  Based in Chester Square SW1.

Please send c.v.’s with photo and any supporting documents.

£550.00 net per week

Nanny, weekend Notting Hill Gate

A young energetic nanny is required to take charge of two boys aged five years and nine years old, based in Notting Hill Gate London.

The current residential nanny works from Monday to Friday, she finishes at 6pm on Friday and is not in residence at the weekend.

The nanny would be required to start at 6pm on Friday through til Monday morning at 8a.m. when the full time nanny returns to take the boys to school.

This is a live in post, the family are young and very busy, the children have playdates which will be pre-rranged, car driver would be good but not essential, general nannying duties, getting breakfast, lunch and supper, putting children to bed.

To start asap.


£400.00 for the weekend


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